Al-Qaeda affiliate claims Mali car bomb attack in Gao

Al-Qaeda affiliate claims Mali car bomb attack in Gao

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack targeted soldiers and members of rival armed groups who conduct regular patrols in a bid to secure northern Mali Al-Qaeda’s North African affiliate says a group linked to it carried out the suicide attack that killed at least 50 people in northern Mali. A vehicle packed with explosives […]

Gambia’s President Jammeh refuses to leave office as deadline passes

Gambia’s President Jammeh refuses to leave office as deadline passes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Yahya Jammeh says there were irregularities in the Gambian election process Gambian President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down despite efforts to persuade him to leave office ahead of a deadline set by Senegal. Adama Barrow is due to be inaugurated as the new president on Thursday, and […]

Chelsea Manning decision: Obama says justice was served

Media captionObama defends decision to free Manning President Barack Obama has defended his decision to free Wikileaks source Chelsea Manning, 29 years before her scheduled release. He told his final news conference that “justice has been served”. Manning was sentenced to 35 years for leaking diplomatic cables to the group, one of the largest breaches […]

Islamic State group ‘lost quarter of territory’ in 2016

Islamic State group ‘lost quarter of territory’ in 2016

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The new analysis predicts the recapture of Mosul by Iraqi government forces by mid-2017 So-called Islamic State (IS) lost almost a quarter of its territory in 2016, according to new analysis. The group gave up almost 18,000 sq km (6,900 sq miles), its territory being reduced to some 60,400 sq […]

CIA releases 13m pages of declassified documents online

CIA releases 13m pages of declassified documents online

Image copyright Science Photo Library Image caption The documents include records of UFO sightings About 13 million pages of declassified documents from the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have been released online. The records include UFO sightings and psychic experiments from the Stargate programme, which has long been of interest to conspiracy theorists. The move […]

Senegal troops move to Gambia border as Jammeh crisis grows

Senegal troops move to Gambia border as Jammeh crisis grows

Image copyright NAF Image caption Nigeria has sent an air force unit to Senegal to back a potential military intervention Senegalese troops have moved towards the Gambian border in a show of force to pressure President Yahya Jammeh to stand down. Senegal gave him a midnight GMT deadline to quit as west African states sought […]

Mali car bomb ‘kills at least 50 people’ in Gao

Mali car bomb ‘kills at least 50 people’ in Gao

Image copyright AFP Image caption The attack targeted soldiers and members of rival armed groups who conduct regular patrols in a bid to secure northern Mali At least 50 people have been killed in northern Mali in a car bomb attack on a military base, officials say. A vehicle packed with explosives detonated at a […]

Afcon 2017: Gabon hit back to deny Burkina Faso

Afcon 2017: Gabon hit back to deny Burkina Faso

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has two goals in two games but Gabon are yet to win Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored his second goal of the Africa Cup of Nations to earn hosts Gabon a point from their match with Burkina Faso. The Borussia Dortmund striker scored a 38th-minute penalty to secure his side’s second 1-1 draw in Group […]

Cameroon 2-1 Guinea-Bissau

Cameroon 2-1 Guinea-Bissau

Cameroon players celebrate their nation’s first Afcon victory since beating Zambia in 2010 – a run of six matches Four-time champions Cameroon moved top of Group A as they fought back to deny debutants Guinea-Bissau a historic first win at the Africa Cup of Nations. Shock qualifiers Guinea-Bissau, making their debut at this year’s tournament, […]

Nigeria air strike error: Urgent plea to evacuate wounded

Nigeria air strike error: Urgent plea to evacuate wounded

Image copyright EPA Image caption There are still 46 seriously injured people at the camp in Rann, Nigeria Refugees badly injured after the Nigerian military accidentally bombed their camp need urgent evacuation, an aid agency says. The Red Cross said 46 people were still being treated for “serious” wounds, a day after the camp was […]